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  • Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Berkeley, Political Science

immigration history, contemporary community issues

  • Assistant Professor

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Media Studies

Asian American media studies, digital and social media, human-centered design, popular culture, gender and sexuality studies, learning and education, ethnography, critical race theory, affect.

  • HSSB 5048
  • Lead Peer Adviser

Hi friends! 


My name is Christine Choi and I am 4th year Asian American Studies major with minors in Educational Studies and Applied Psychology from Northridge, California. I am a Korean-American, first generation college student and am beyond excited to continue working with the Department of Asian American Studies as the Lead Peer Adviser! 


I'm heavily involved on-campus and am applying to graduate schools this fall to pursue a career in Student Affairs/Higher Education! Outside of being a Peer Adviser for the department, I am currently: 

  • President of the Gaucho Tour Association (GTA)
    • Former Vice President of Recruitment & Training  
  • Co-Leader for ED 20/ED 118 
  • Undergraduate Fellow for NASPA 
  • Visitor Center Intern for the UCSB Office of Admissions 
  • Notetaker for the Disabled Students Program 

I was also a Resident Assistant (RA) for two years in Santa Cruz Hall as well as a part of the Residential Housing Association (RHA) and Health & Wellness! 


I am extremely passionate about Ethnic Studies, Educational Equity, and all things Student Affairs. I also like dogs, coffee, polaroids, DIY/Crafts, organizing my calendar, bullet journaling, and discussing our political climate. 


I would love to talk to you more about why I chose to pursue the Asian American Studies major and about our faculty, staff, classes, program, and more! Feel free to email me at if you want to set up an appointment to chat! 




  • Undergraduate Advisor
  • Department Assistant
  • TA coordinator, hiring, payroll, and fee remissions
  • Student petitions & degree progress checks
  • Course Scheduling
  • Student academic requirements/advising; meets with majors and minors
  • Department Assistant - financial reimbursements, travel, and lodging
  • Department events
  • Peer Advisor Supervision 
  • (805) 893-8039
  • HSSB 5044
  • Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Asian American social movement history, Japanese American radical history 1940s-1970s, Black Power studies and the Black Radical Tradition, Afro-Asian solidarities, and activist-scholarship research and pedagogies.

  • HSSB 5034
  • Lecturer

M.A., History, University of Madras

M. Phil., University of Madras

M.A., Dramatic Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow
  • UCSB Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow

I specialize

  • Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, English

Asian American and comparative ethnic literatures, literary studies, women's literature, feminist studies, cultural studies, family and intergenerational conflict, power and subject formation, gender and the embodied subject, mental health, sexual violence.

  • HSSB 5036
  • Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Stanford University, Modern Thought and Literature

Creative writing; Asian American literature; cultural studies; postcolonial literature and criticism; sports studies.